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Incoming seed is examined to determine embryo count to help decide how much seed should be sown, and/or which capsule would be the best to sow. Permanent sample slides are also prepared. Each separate package of seed is examined because these are generally from separate capsules, which is what we request from our donors.

Number of capsules harvested:  10

Seed Assay Number:   4131
Packet Code Number:   1A04131VX
Harvest date:   03/23/2006
Received as:   Dry seed
Date Received:   03/27/2006
Number of Capsules Combined:   10
Comments:   Packet received was a folded envelope.
Seed has bits of capsule debris mixed in, it was sifted to remove.
Seed is golden brown to the naked eye, and free flowing and coarse. Medium sized seeds are long, and have medium sized oval yellow embryos centrally located which are 1/3 the length of the seed when present.
Seeds that appeared to have
good embryos, by count:
Seed Photo

Photographed with transmitted light.

Scale  Scale Rule  1 mm or 0.040 inches  
Photo by Todd Durboraw
Seed Photo

Photographed with reflected light.

Scale  Scale Rule  1 mm or 0.040 inches  
Photo by Todd Durboraw

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